Jamil Abubakar, the son-in-law to Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has supported the killing of Deborah Samuel in Sokoto, noting that, the punishment for blasphemy is death.
Abubakar, is the son of a former Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Dikko Abubakar, is married to Fatima Dangote daughter of Nigerian Billionaire, Aliko Dangote.
Supporting the heinous attack on Deborah, Abubakar wrote on Twitter, “In Islam we respect the Injil, Taura, Zabur, we were never taught to disrespect any of the book, or any of the prophets From Adam to Muhammad SAW & the Quran. The punishment for Blasphemy is DEATH! in most religions including Christianity. Respect Peoples religion it’s simple,” he said.
He then followed it up with yet another tweet. “In Islam the Sharia court handles these cases. Islam put rules & regulations to control peoples action and motives, so the wrong ones are not cheated and justice is served the right way.”
When quizzed by another Twitter user, Osi, who said he was surprised that Abubakar will support the killing of another human being over blasphemy, he replied, “What my personal opinion is, has nothing to do with the rules in place Osi. I didn’t make them, I’m not the sharia court. I live by Islamic faith. I don’t promote violence. The law is the law. So this is not about what I think. The laws have been there. Check more on blasphemy,” he said maintaining his stance that the punishment for blasphemy is death.